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Monday, January 31, 2011

Ozimals Update 1.6 - The Release Notes!

/-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Patch Notes 1.6 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-\


Implemented new Animation Engine System.
Reduced the number of scripts per bunny and enabled us to add some fun new things in future releases!

Option to skip the Holiday Elite Chance.
Now when you kindle a nest during a holiday period, you are given an option to choose "No Elite" and you have to confirm that you don't want that nest to have a chance at a holiday elite.

New Genetic Trait added! We hope you like it ;)

Improved Eye Textures - all bunny eyes were updated to higher resolution textures.

Holiday Elite chance on nests created and kindled during the time periods of:
Feb 3rd - Feb 10th (Chinese New Year - 2011 Year of the Bunny!)
Feb 11th - Feb 15th (Valentine's Day)

****************IMPORTANT NOTES****************


Please check that you restore bonds, reset home near food and reprice if you had bunnies set for sale.

2. Due to a safeguard put in to make the update process smoother and faster, when your bunnies have been updated they MAY appear "chubby". Don't panic! Simply re-rez them and they will pop back to normal with no problem.

3. If your update totem gets stuck on a bunny (after 5 minutes, it hasn't completed) please TAKE THE CRATE into your inventory and delete the white bunny underneath. Copy the crate prim description number. File a support ticket and include that crate number for a replacement bunny. Do not delete the crate until you receive your replacement bunny.

Once you pick up the crate and delete the white bunny, your update totem should move on to the next bunny in range.

If you need a location to update your bunnies, Ozimals Orientation islands have a sandbox type update area where you can rez your bunnies in a quiet area and chat with other bunny peeps while you do it! (Updating bunnies only here, please don't build!)

Ozimals Orientation
Ozimals Orientation 2
Ozimals Orientation 3
Ozimals Orientation 4


The food does ~not~ get updated itself, it only communicates to you the need to update your bunnies. PLEASE NOTE!! You do NOT need to buy new food and water! Once you update your bunnies, they will eat any version of food just fine.


Preparing to Update:

1. Get the updater. Available on Marketplace and these locations:


Magic of Oz

Ozimals Satellite Store

Lawst Paradise

Hope, Texas

Ozimals Orientation

2. Prepare your update area:

A. Designate an "update area" someplace on the land you own.

B. Rez your updater at the center of the update area.

C. Pick up ALL third party scripted products (monitors, dispensers, servers, rings, etc.) and any other heavily scripted items in the area. These items can slow down or even prevent the update process from beginning or completing correctly. This is VERY IMPORTANT.

***Does your Updater say "Poor sim performance, aborting update. Please try on a different sim." ?

The updater includes a "Sim Grade" that checks several factors on your sim to determine if you can easily and successfully update bunnies in the location where the updater is rezzed.

If your sim qualifies, the updater will simply begin to update your bunnies. If the score is too low (the minimum is 0.35) then the updater will show a hovertext number of your sim's present level in real time so you can make adjustments to get your sim to the minimum score.

The simplest method is to pick up scripted objects that are not bunnies in the area. If that is not sufficient, begin picking up bunnies until the sim grade number is above 0.40.

If you cannot raise your sim numbers high enough using these methods, you can also take bunnies to a sandbox to update them. ***MOST PEOPLE WILL NOT NEED TO DO THIS***

3. Update your bunnies:

A. Turn bunny movement off. Take a moment to record the bunny's ID if you do not already have it recorded.

B. Pick up your bunnies one at a time (do NOT pick up in a group!)

C. Rez up to 10 bunnies in your update area. The updater affects bunnies within a 9m radius (18 m circle with totem in center)

D. There will be a 30 second delay before the updater begins, (or longer for homesteads) please be patient! :)

E. The bunnies will update one by one. A crate will appear over them and the process will be shown in hovertext above the box.

F. When all updates are completed, remove the updated bunnies from the update area, and put down the next 10 un-updated bunnies.

G. Continue this process until your entire warren is updated.

H. After the update is completed, RE-REZ ALL YOUR FOOD AND WATER so they will detect that the bunnies have been updated. If you use any dispenser or server system, you need to remove the food/water from those systems and rerezz them.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Year of the Bunny Comes to Ozimals!

Fun things are being planned by the bunnies to celebrate the Chinese New Year and the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit! The celebrations start Saturday, January 29 with the opening of the Year of the Bunny Hunt. Featuring gifts from some of your favorite Magic of Oz and Ozimals creators, you will definitely want to plan to be a part of this first MoO Hunt of 2011!

The festivities will swing into high gear on Thursday, February 3 when DJ Sierra Sugar joins the bunnies in welcoming the Year of the Rabbit with a collection of your favorite rock tunes. The bunnies can't think of a better way to kick off the New Year then with a dance party packed full of all their best friends from around the world! Mark your calendars because this will be a party to remember!

Stay tuned for further updates, and a possible sneak peek of coming attractions, as January 29th approaches!

Monday, January 17, 2011

New Combo Food Released!

The new combo foods are released! Huzzah! The Ozimals Combo Food will rez as a linked set of food and water. The Combo Food displays servings instead of percentages but lasts exactly as long as the previous food/water did. We have three options now for purchasing food: Single, Breeder, or Epic. Single and Breeder have the same number of foods and are the same price as the original food.

The new type of food was added by popular request - the "Epic Breeder Food." This food is the equivalent of the 10 singles breeder pack (300 days/1 bunny) contained in one food/water set. This food is priced the same as the discounted breeder packs and has a slightly different appearance (generally larger piles of the food) so you can distinguish it from the single foods.

The combo foods have new sculpts and so to help you with the transition here is a list of the food types, their new appearance and their old appearance.

Level 1 Pet Food
Sugar Snap Peas and Water (Old version - pellets and water)

Level 2 Standard
Blueberries and Water (Old version - hay cubes and water)

Level 2 Premium
Pears/Cherries and Water (old version - carrots and water)

Level 3 Archetype
Apple/Bananas and Water (old version - bok choy and water)

Aphrodisiac Food
Raspberries and Water (old version - heart shaped hay bowl and water)

We've taken this opportunity to rearrange the store a bit to make it easier for everyone to quickly find the items they are looking for. The foods are now located along the walls of the store and are labeled with large numbers corresponding to their Food Level - Level 1 and standard Level 2 on the left as you enter the building, and Level 2 Premium and Level 3 on the right.

The tops of the food boxes on each display are colored to indicate the type of product pack you are purchasing - Red for Single pack, Green for Breeder pack, and Blue for Epic Breeder pack. The stat boosters and starter kits are located on displays in the center of the store.

Thanks so much for your support and we hope you enjoy the new foods!

Much <3 from your Ozimals Team

Carrot Wagon to the Ozimals Store

Friday, January 14, 2011

Ozimals Extend a Helping Hand Auction

Shamrock Stables is teaming up with Ozimals to present a bunny auction, with all proceeds collected going towards the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal. There will be an excellent range of fantastic bunnies up for auction, all donated by some incredibly generous bunny breeders. If you want a bunny that’s just a little bit (or a lot!) special, this auction is for you.

A raffle-board will also be set up during the auction, with some great prizes available, ranging from combo-food to Naughty and Nice packs no longer sold at Ozimals, Elite sets and more.

Make sure to stop by – this will be a bunny auction to remember! It starts promptly at 6pm SLT on Friday, January 14, so head over now!

Raffle Information:

Teleport to raffle boards

The raffles below will be running tonight for a four hour block beginning at 6 pm SLT. Tickets are 100L each and you can purchase as many tickets as you like. There will also be a UBER EPIC pack of all the below items that will be raffled off, also with tickets at 100L each. This raffle will be open for a week.
Elite: Spearmint: Ozimals Bunny: First Nest Random 1.5(290)
Elite: Gingerbread: Ozimals Bunny: First Nest Random 1.5(290)
Elite: Kris Kringle: Ozimals Bunny: First Nest Random 1.5(290)
Elite: Yule: Ozimals Bunny: First Nest Random 1.5(290)

Elite: Vampire: Ozimals Bunny: First Nest Random 1.5(290)
Elite: Mummeh: Ozimals Bunny: First Nest Random 1.5(290)
Elite: Jack-O-Bunneh: Ozimals Bunny: First Nest Random 1.5(290)
Elite: Frankenbunneh: Ozimals Bunny: First Nest Random 1.5(290)
Elite: CandyCorn: Ozimals Bunny: First Nest Random 1.5 (290)

Elite: Scarecrow: Ozimals Bunny: First Nest Random 1.5(290)
Elite: Baby New Year: Ozimals Bunny: First Nest Random 1.5(290)
Elite: Strawberry: Ozimals Bunny: First Nest Random 1.5(290)
Elite: Easter: Ozimals Bunny: First Nest Random 1.5 (290)

Elite: Alien Bunneh: Ozimals Bunny: First Nest Random 1.5 (290)

Ozimals: Naughty and Nice: LE Pair Pack

Ozimals: Luv Pack: LE Pair Pack

Ozimals: Archetype: Epic: Level 3: Boxed
Ozimals: Premium: Epic: Level 2: Boxed
Ozimals: Standard: Epic: Level 2: Boxed
Ozimals: Pet: Epic: Level 1: Boxed

Ozimals: Standard: LE: Anniversary: Level 2: Boxed (365 days/1 Bunny)

Ozimals Bunny: Bunneh Zip Energy Drink - 10%: 1
Ozimals Bunny: Bunneh Zip Energy Drink - 10%: 2
Ozimals Bunny: Bunneh Zip Energy Drink - 10%: 3
Ozimals Bunny: Bunneh Zip Energy Drink - 10%: 4
Ozimals Bunny: Bunneh Zip Energy Drink - 10%: 5
Ozimals Bunny: Lurve Potion #9: 100%: 1
Ozimals Bunny: Lurve Potion #9: 100%: 2
Ozimals: Aphrodisiac: Level 2

Ozimals: Happy Clover Pot [ Deco ]
Ozimals: Happy Clover Pot: 10%: 1 (30 Days/1 Bunny)
*Oz*: LE: Boxed Snowflake Makers 2010
*Oz*: LE: Boxed Strawberry Cupcake Festival

For more information about the Extend a Helping Hand Event, click here.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Announcing the Ozimals Snow Bunnies Contest Winners!

We want to thank all the people who entered a photo in the Ozimals Snow Bunnies Contest. The entries were great and the Ozimals team had so much fun looking through them and seeing all your creativity at work. It was difficult to pick just three winners, but this is what we came up with.

1st Prize and the Winner of a complete collection of all the Ozimals Winter 2010 Elites - Carolyn Avro

2nd Prize and 3rd Prize both won Naughty and Nice Packs

2nd Place - Yuvi Robbiani
3rd Place - mestime Arashi

Thanks again to everyone who participated! All the contest entries can be seen at the Ozimals Flickr Group so be sure to take a look!

Also we have a new Flickr contest running. Starting in January 2011, Ozimals is hosting a monthly contest to find the cutest bunny picture uploaded to the Ozimals Flickr Group!
Each month the winner will receive a free month's supply of food for one bunny and be entered into a chance to win Bunny of the Year, which will be decided in January of 2012.

Also the winner of each month will be the official representative for that month in the 2012 Ozimals Calendar: A Bunny for All Seasons.

All photos posted to the Ozimals Flickr Group between the first and last day of the contest month will be eligible as long as they meet the following guidelines:

1. Pictures must be high resolution, a minimum of 1024 x 1024 and square in aspect
2. Pictures include Ozimal bunnies and not other breedable pets
3. The name the picture is posted under must be identifiable as an Avatar name in Second Life
4. Each unique avatar can only win once in a year

The winner will be decided by the Ozimals Team and posted by the 15th of the following month. Contact Elizabeth Tinsley with any questions.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Other Side of The Yellow Brick Road

Ozimals would like to thank you all for your support over the past year! We've enjoyed bringing the bunnies to life for you and we have some great plans for 2011... keep watching!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

It's Birthday Time for the Bunnies!

It's Birthday time for the Ozimal Bunnies and you are all invited to come to the Party! To kick off the celebrations in style on January 9 from 11-1pm SLT, Ozimals will host party number 1. And just because we love to dance, and because the bunnies are party animals, and because we never have enough of seeing all of YOU, on January 13 from 6-8pm SLT Ozimals will host party number 2! So come on Sunday or come on Thursday or come on Sunday and Thursday, but definitely mark your calendars because this is your personal invitation from the bunnies to come and celebrate being part of the Ozimals community! Happy Anniversary Everyone!

Limo to the Bunnies' Birthday Bash

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Ozimals Winter Elites Need a Home!

And you might be the lucky person to provide it for them IF you get your entry for the Ozimals Snow Bunnies Photo Contest uploaded to the Ozimals Flickr Group before Midnight SLT on Sunday, January 2, 2011!

Catch a picture of your favorite snow bunny, be it of the two legged or four legged variety, and you could hop away with the complete collection of ALL the Ozimals Winter 2010 Elite Bunnies as the First Place Winner! 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive Naughty and Nice packs which will help to keep your heart warm on those cold, dark winter nights as you watch your bunny family hop and play in front of the fire.

Read the complete contest details here, but don't delay because the snow is melting and you only have until Sunday, January 2, 2011 at Midnight SLT to make sure your snow bunny picture has a chance to win!

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